Paul Cosgrove





1300 SW 5th Ave
Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97201



Paul Cosgrove is a Best Lawyer

Paul Cosgrove has more than 30 years of experience in government relations and business law. He specializes in representing national and state trade associations and Fortune 500 companies before the Oregon Legislature, administrative agencies and local governments. His clients include manufacturing, consumer products and services, financial services, and health care companies and organizations. He also practices in the areas of commercial law, consumer finance law, bankruptcy law and general business law.


Since 1987, Paul has been affiliated with Lindsay Hart, where he practices law Of Counsel. He is the past chair of the board of directors of State Law Resources, a national network of independent law firms with special expertise in government affairs. He also was a founding member of Oregon’s Public Health Institute, and he chaired its board from 1999 until 2007. He is a Director of the Capitol Club, the association of Oregon’s professional government relations advocates, and in 2012 and 2013, chaired it’s Board.


He has been named four times by Portland Magazine as one of the city’s best lawyers in government affairs.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2007, and was elected as it’s Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations in 2012.  He is a member of the Oregon and Washington State Bars, and he has given many legal education presentations and talks on government affairs and business topics.


Paul received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and his B.A. with honors from Western Washington University.


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“Government policies impact – sometimes positively, often negatively – all business endeavors. My work ensures that the good impacts for my clients are maximized, and the bad ones are mitigated.”
– Paul Cosgrove

Practice Areas


  • J.D. – Lewis & Clark
  • B.A. – Western Washington University

Professional Associations

  • State Law Resources
  • Capitol Club
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Washington State Bar

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